The Pest Information Management Systems (PIMS) is an online database of pests and diseases affecting food crops grown and traded across borders. PIMS is the first of its kind in across Africa and has been developed through the support of the East African Trade and Investment Hub (EATHUB), a USAID program.

Country Pest List

Scientific NameCommon NameCountryDescription
Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms 1883water hyacinthKenyaTropical, subtropical & temperate regions seed, plant parts, human, water
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertner (1788)goose grassKenyaIt occurs up to 2000 m altitude in the tropics. As an annual weed, E. indica depends on propagation by seed. Seeds survive passage and are dispersed through cattle and horses and may therefore be contaminants of farmyard manure (Rodriguez et al., 1983).
Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. (1838)red tasselflowerKenyarained or irrigated dry land conditions.
delete duplicategarden spurgeKenya seed
Fimbristylis dichotoma (L.) Vahl (1805)tall fringe rushKenyaTropics
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